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Child advocacy organization names new leader

Louisville-based CASA of the River Region has named Jamie Noon the next CEO of the organization.

CASA trains volunteer community members to serve as court- appointed special advocates for children involved in the family court system due to abuse or neglect. In 2023, 186 CASA volunteers served 550 area children.

Noon will relocate to the Louisville area from Columbus, Ohio, where she has served as chief operating officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio since 2019.

Jamie Noon

Noon will take the reins from Leon Mooneyhan, a retired public educator who stepped in as interim leader after William
Myers departed in 2023 after 11 years as president and CEO. The national search for Myers’ replacement began in January, and Noon was selected from nearly 50 applicants.

With a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Mississippi and Ashland University, respectively, Noon’s career in human services spans nearly 25 years. She began as a case manager and resource coordinator for at-risk children in Tennessee and collaborated with families to develop short- and long-term plans to help them work toward self-sufficiency. At the Center of Vocational Alternatives (COVA) in Columbus, Noon assisted people with mental health concerns in successfully finding and maintaining employment through the Central Ohio Supported Employment Collaborative (COSEC). She later transitioned to operations, overseeing key programs for COVA and serving as vice president and director of careers for people with disabilities for the Columbus Speech and Hearing Center. Noon has also served on the boards for Big Brothers Big Sisters East Central Ohio and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation.